Make Bank is a new social project addressing creative poverty and the differing access school pupils have to both design subjects and their future careers. The Make Bank will work across the UK to provide materials kits for disadvantaged pupils enabling them to pursue a future career in the creative industries.
There are a growing number of children dropping out of creative subjects in the UK for lots of different reasons. One of them is not having access to basic materials at home like pens, pencils and brushes. This means they are unable to complete coursework or create a portfolio.
Make Bank is looking to address the issue of creative poverty and give children from all backgrounds the opportunity to pursue a career in the creative industries. At the very first Make Bank you’ll be able to buy and donate design and art materials for
disadvantaged school pupils across the city, purchase exclusive prints by some of the country’s best designers, illustrators and artists, and donate your stories to the Make Bank website in our audio space.
With the help of our creative community, Make Bank aims to make creative education and careers equal, accessible and fair. We want to nurture, inspire and encourage the creative talent that will form the diverse future of our creative industries.